Monthly Archives: May 2014

Reflections on my peers’ feedback

This pre-service teacher did not enjoy receiving feedback involving marks. My reaction to criticism was an experience in itself!  Unconsciously I skim read the suggestions, felt the pain then re-assessed my position and understanding.   That process took two or three … Continue reading

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Becoming a global citizen

Being a global citizen is feasible with digital technology helping us to gain ideas, contacts, resources and support.  There are many lesson ideas to be found from researching global citizenship and life- long learning. The Earth Day Network 2014 gives one example … Continue reading

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Programming with Scratch

We students created an animation using the technology Scratch.  In the process, as I instructed my ‘sprite’ to rotate, travel in any direction and speak, I realized I was computer programming, me?!  In his Tedtalk, Nicholas Negroponte says emphatically, “learn to … Continue reading

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Websearching for pins.

Here is a collection of pins showing the many different modes used to access information on the internet. Web-searching for quality information that is pleasing to the eye as well as informative was the task; making a Pinterest pinboard. How to … Continue reading

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Promoting cybersafety

Students can be protected from the destructive elements on the internet.  The danger is alarmism, though  I believe older students are mostly savvy enough to make wise choices as reported recently.  At what age children are given permission to freely … Continue reading

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Making an infograph

Making an infograph using Pictochart was satisfying on the grounds that it was my creation.  Using the global digital divide as our content, there were some interesting projects online with relevant photographs to be discovered. Yes, digitally enhanced technology does generate … Continue reading

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Games have a greater purpose

Gaming has a greater purpose than I appreciated prior to this course.  My seven year old chatted away about the characters Batman and Wild Style giving me their spelling voluntarily as we drove to school today.  He gave a scene, … Continue reading

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